Reply to post: Re: Storage media

My hoard of obsolete hardware might be useful… one day

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Re: Storage media

Writeable CDs and DVDs are not as long lasting as Flash. The dye fades. You can kill them in days to months left on a windowsill. Pressed ones are OK though the reflective layer might corrode.

An old HDD powered down beats tape, which beats Flash which beats dye based writeable CD /DVD.

The MO disks might be good for long life, last 3.5" size was maybe 250M? Far better than the rubbish ZIP drives.

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